Job Title: Community Care Officer
Starting Salary: £27,344 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £30,151 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Have you ever wanted the opportunity to work more flexibly, gain new skills, perhaps change career and receive excellent learning and development?
Through some of our fantastic development opportunities our staff have been able to complete sponsored degree courses (dependent on need and entry requirement criteria) and have gone on to become social workers or occupational therapists.
Hospital – East and North Hertfordshire
- Integrated Discharge - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Princess Alexander hospital is based in Harlow Essex we support Hertfordshire residents to return home safely. Working with their strengths, community resources and if needed a support package. We work with the multi-disciplinary team to understand the needs of our service users that we work with. If you are interest in working in a hospital environment and are prepared to work quickly and learn a lot this job may suit you.
- Post hospital review team
You will be allocated cases to review care arranged on hospital Discharge to support and enable the person to regain their skills and independence once in the community. We link and work closely with enablement providers and enablement Occupational Therapists to support the person through their social care journey to support the person to achieve their goals in line with the care act 2014 and enablement goals. We utilise community resources and assistive technology to promote a person’s independence and least restrictive support whilst promoting personalised assessments and care and support planning. It is essential to have an understanding of the care act.
- Community Hospital / Emergency Discharge Lister / Lister hospital
Lister is a busy, dedicated team, supporting residents of Hertfordshire home from hospital as quickly and safely as possible. Lister sits within the East and North Herts Integrated Discharge Service supporting people home from acute hospitals, community hospitals and Post discharge review. To improve outcomes for service users, East and North Herts Integrated discharge team support a 7-day service. The successful candidate will therefore be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering a weekend. The successful applicant will be able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, key legislation, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda, and Individual Budgets whilst promoting and supporting people to achieve their desired outcomes.
Adult Disability Service East & North Herts Hertfordshire
Supporting adults with a learning or physical disability we promote personalisation through our new assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by offering personal budgets to enable people to direct their own support.
We are looking for a Community Care Officer who will assess and review the needs of people receiving a service. You will provide information on services and liaise with service providers and other agencies as appropriate. The successful candidate will have the ability to gather, record and provide information electronically, to implement care management.
We are based in Stevenage and you would be required to be office based 40% of the week with the option of working at home or at one of our touchdown sites.
Hospital – West Hertfordshire
Watford is a busy, progressive team, supporting residents of Hertfordshire home from hospital as quickly and safely as possible. Watford sits within the wider Herts Valleys Hospital Discharge Service supporting people home from acute hospitals, community hospitals and their post discharge follow up. To improve outcomes for service users, Herts Valleys Hospital Discharge Service support a 7-day service. The successful candidate will therefore be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering a weekend. The successful applicant will be able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, key legislation, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda, and Individual Budgets.
These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Lois.Rose@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.